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  • How to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke

    February 15, 2012 | 3:47 pm

    Heart disease and stroke have reached epidemic levels in our country. Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans; stroke is the fourth leading killer. One of every three deaths in this county is caused by cardiovascular disease.

    That’s why Medicare is helping to lead the...

  • Streisand fights for women’s hearts

    By Lauren Bottner

    December 12, 2011 | 10:41 am

    Barbara Streisand is outraged about the gender inequality facing women’s heart disease. 

    The “man’s disease” is killing more women than all cancers combined; kills more women annually than men; and last year killed nearly 500,000 women in the United States according to the...

  • Women’s Heart Health 101

    By Jenny Stamos

    February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Surprise, cholesterol isn't all bad. Your body uses it to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that aid digestion. But that doesn't mean you should make a run for the turkey bacon. That's because your body makes all the cholesterol it needs on its own, without any extra-fatty...
  • Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A Sense of Israel

    The Israel Ministry booth opened with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony with Israel's top ministers and Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz. More than 100 people gathered to watch at the 75th annual United Jewish Communities General Assembly as the ministers cut the ribbon...

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  • Wanted: A General in the Obesity War

    By Brian Albert

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Obesity is the fastest growing health threat in this country, currently on track to overtake tobacco as No. 1.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 30 percent of American adults older than 20 (more than 60 million people) are obese. The percentage of youths...

  • Health - Pursuing America’s No. 1 Killer

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    For more times than he can recall, Ken Bouchard has journeyed from Los Angeles to his hometown of Framingham, Mass. There, Bouchard willingly provides blood samples, dons heart monitors and details his eating habits.

    While he could easily get a routine physical closer to home, this...

  • Where Have All the ‘Safe’ Drugs Gone?

    By Dr. Marc Siegel

    January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    In the fall, my Vioxx patients fled to Celebrex. The other day they fled to Aleve. Now they don't know what to do.

    Now that it was discovered that patients taking naproxen (Aleve) for three years had a 50 percent increased risk of heart disease, my patients want to know if any...

  • Healthy Diet Can Be a Heart Hazard

    By Elyce Wakerman

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Johnny Carson used to have a joke about it. A friend of his had sworn off coffee, cigarettes, alcohol, red meat and sex. The guy was doing just fine, Carson quipped, until he committed suicide.

    Well, I haven't reached the brink of despair just yet. But I am having a hard time trying...

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